Article Date: 7/1/2004

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This glaucoma screening device fits into a lab coat pocket.

Pocket-sized diagnostic
Quantel Medical introduces a portable pachymeter ideal for glaucoma screening. The Pocket II Precision Pachymeter fits into a lab coat pocket and is powered by four AA batteries, allowing you to move it between exam rooms or take it to another office. It offers a measurement range of 200 µm to 999 µm microns and accuracy of +/­ 5 µm, enabling it to measure corneal thickness in a wide variety of clinical and surgical applications. The Pocket II also records one to 10 measurements and features automatic averaging and a built-in test block.

Quantel Medical
Phone: (888) 660-6726


It's not just an edger
Gerber Coburn's new Titan Pick and Place (PNP) is a robotic pick and place device combined with the company's industrial Titan edger. The Titan PNP is capable of edging all materials (including glass) and offers features such as circumference checking, grooving, pin beveling and polishing options and OMA-compliant software. You can configure it to work with almost any flexible conveyor system, Gerber Coburn says, and it includes a three-foot conveyor. The Titan PNP is targeted at medium to large wholesale labs.

Gerber Coburn
Phone: (800) 843-1479


The KC 906 comes in Black, Brown Matte and Grey Matte.

ClearVision presents special collection
ClearVision presents a special Kenneth Cole Signature Collection in honor of the designer's 20th business anniversary this year. The 11 ophthalmic styles offer premium metals and combination designs with ultra thin zyl features as well as tooled temples and slim, semi-rimless designs. The KC 906 model, pictured at right, is a semi-rimless design made from a flat stainless steel material and is available in two sizes: 49/18/145 and 51/18/150. The collection also includes a sunglass style, KC 201.

Clear Vision Optical
Phone: (800) 645-3733


Reichert says its slit lamps are made with top-quality materials and meticulous assembly.

Slit lamps plus so much more!
Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments' Xcel Slit Lamps feature "feather-touch" XYZ joysticks, convenient controls and ergonomic design, the company says. The line includes the Xcel 250, the Xcel 400 and the Xcel 700 slit lamps. Reichert also offers a complete selection of applanation tonometers and other accessories including beam splitters, camera adapters and observation tubes to complement the Xcel Slit Lamps.

Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments
Phone: (716) 686-4500


New and improved Web site
Volk Optical's redesigned Web site,, offers faster loading, easier navigation and more advanced security for e-commerce, the company says. The new Web site also offers an improved distributor locator, which helps clients from around the world quickly find the nearest Volk dealer. The company will include special offers and promotional pricing on the site.

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) secure certificate guarantees secure transactions over the Web site.

Volk Optical
Phone: (800) 345-8655


Optometric Management, Issue: July 2004